RECIPE: Dragon Fruit Smoothie

For all you Game of Thrones fanatics or those of you who care what you put in to your body, this is a Dragonfruit smoothie, whose color is more vibrant than Bran Stark’s visions.   Dragon fruit, or Pitaya, is actually the fruit of a cactus,  has a mild flavor like melon or kiwifruit and is rich in antioxidants (hello anti-aging!) If you don’t have any … Continue reading RECIPE: Dragon Fruit Smoothie

RULE: Get Outside

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in Portland, it’s that, except for 2 months each summer,  it is always raining, about to rain, or looks like it’s about to rain.  Most of the time it just looks like it’s about to rain, so I’ve learned to just get outside anyway.  So what if I get a little wet, or completely soaked, as it … Continue reading RULE: Get Outside

RECIPE: 7 Easy Exercises for Travel

I want to keep you guys fit while on the go! All that sitting (on planes, buses, cars and while dining) makes us pretty weak and floppy! So below are some simple exercises to keep your core strong and your balance good! You can do most of these on the plane, in the boarding area, on a train, bus, or car, at your desk! or … Continue reading RECIPE: 7 Easy Exercises for Travel

RANT: Pump the Brakes, Kid

Ever since I started talking more about nutrition and coaching folks to a healthier,  happier life, I’ve gotten the sense my inner circle thinks they can’t eat a donut or a hotdog if I’m around.  I feel a bit like an off-duty cop must feel, eager to get home, while people in front of him keep slamming on their brakes because a COP just pulled … Continue reading RANT: Pump the Brakes, Kid

RANT: When I’m good, I’m very very good but when I am bad, I am horrid.

Unfortunately, growing up in the south, vegetables on offer were corn, potato salad, and fried okra. Maybe that’s why I hadn’t willingly eaten a raw vegetable until my life’s 3rd decade. Just recently, on our way to hike in the NC mountains, we stopped at a local diner on the side of a two lane country road.  My svelte husband ordered a pork sandwich with … Continue reading RANT: When I’m good, I’m very very good but when I am bad, I am horrid.